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Reba Leota Shobe

Friday, March 12, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Monday, March 15, 2021 at 11:00 am

Cedar Lawn Memorial Park


Reba Leota (nee Nycum) Shobe (93)

Reba was born on September 25, 1927 in Lavale, Maryland. She passed peacefully in her sleep from Covid at Frederick Memorial Hospital on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The following family members preceded Reba: her husband William Shobe, her parents Lloyd and Amanda (nee Trail) Nycum, her brothers, Robert Nycum and George Nycum, her son James Shobe, and her grandson Michael Metzel. She is survived by: her daughter Sheila Metzel (husband Alan, her son, Donald Douglas (Doug) Shobe (wife Joan O’Fallon), 6 Granddaughters: Julie Shobe, Jennifer Richardson (husband Andrew), Amanda Metzel (husband Greg Bush) Anna Shobe, Samantha (Sami) Shobe, Mary Shobe and one grandson William Lloyd (Liam) Shobe), 3 great granddaughters: Jessica Shobe, Jayma Wharton, Jasmine Thomas And one great grandson Ian James Richardson. Her daughter-in law, Judy Shobe Brewer and grand daughter-in-law Crista (Rhee) Long Metzel. Reba will be greatly missed by her honorary granddaughter Taylor Jaco, her honorary grandson-in-law Javier Jaco, and her honorary great grandson Elijah Jaco. Reba is also survived by her beloved dog Ginger.

Reba resided in Maugansville, Maryland from December 23, 1951 until July 7, 2020.At that time she became a resident of Somerford House assisted living in Frederick Maryland. 
Reba joined the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren in 1951. After 30.5 years of service, Reba retired from Ward Leonard/Angstrohm Precision/Vishay. Her proudest memory was making high precision electronic components for Skylab, NASA’s first manned orbiting laboratory. 

Reba volunteered her time with many youth organizations: the Brownies, the Girl Scouts, the Cub Scouts, and 4-H. She taught Sunday school to 10 year olds at the Church of the Brethren. She was: a founding member of the Maugansville Firehouse Auxiliary, a charter member of the Maugansville Homemaker’s Club, and a Life member of Beta Sigma Phi. 

She also volunteered for many senior citizen organizations:  Maugansville Senior Citizen’s Friendship Club, Post 42 American Legion Auxiliary, active in S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Lawmen Together), she had been a member of the AARP National Organization for over 40 years. She volunteered at the local veteran’s clinic. Reba was a member of the “Golden Bulldogs.”
Reba loved reading and traveling.

Reba’s family is very grateful to Dr. David Warrow of Cumberland Valley Retina Consultants, the staff of Somerford House, Hospice and the staff of Frederick Memorial Hospital for the excellent care they provided Reba during the last months of her life. While the family requests the omission of flowers; memorial donations in Reba’s name may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD 21701.
 Visitation with the family will be held at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, March 12, 2021. Services will be held at the gravesite in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, Maryland on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Pastor Twyla Rowe of the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren will officiate. 
Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Sheila, I am so sorry to read of the passing of your mother. Blessings to you and your family.

Darleen Smith
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Ms. Shobe and I work together years ago at Ward Leonard's. She was a great lady and friend. So sorry for your loss.

Darlene Trumpower Largent
Hagerstown, Maryland

You will be greatly missed Reba. Give Michael a hug and a kiss from me when you see him and make sure he gives you ones in turn from me. Love always, Rhee

Rhee Metzel
West Lafayette, IN

Worked with Reba for many years at Vishay Angstrohm. Loved hearing from her throughout the years after she retired. She enjoyed, along with coworker and friend, Fay Powers, putting together the Angstrohm get togethers twice a year after the plant had closed. Reba will be missed, I am sure, by her friends, family and coworkers. Rest in peace, dear Reba. I will miss you. Melita

Melita Wishard
Surfside Beach, SC

Doug & family, I am sorry to read of Mrs Shobe’s passing. We enjoyed her at JACK & JILL DAYCARE, where Doug attended. Prayers and sympathy to the family. Jan Love Wehrle

Jan Love Wehrle
Hagerstown , Md

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